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- Director of Student Transitions/ Asst. Professor Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
- Legal and Regulatory Affairs Council- FSHP
- City of FTL Community Service Board Member
- Broward County Community Response Team Member
- DEA Citizens Academy Alumnus
- U.S. Navy Veteran

Dr. Scott Kjelson is the Director of Student Transitions and Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy. Here Dr. Kjelson focuses on personal and professional development and leadership, major public health forums and community outreach, as well as health care policy within the state of Florida and on a national level. He is currently a member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Legal and Regulatory Affairs Council, a Board Member of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Service Advisory Board, a member of the Broward County’s Community Response Team, and an active community leader and mentor.

Dr. Kjelson started his career in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman where he worked as a surgical medic. Following his military experience and undergrad completion at Miami Dade College, he received his Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he advanced his training and began to work in long term care in geriatrics as a Consultant Pharmacist, while also working at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. His passion for advancing the profession healthcare and being part of the development process lead him to his current role as Director and Assistant Professor at NSU College of Pharmacy.

He has been an active community leader while hosting major educational forums and traveling around the nation to help educate other to better understand health care, healthy living, and brand development. Dr. Scott Kjelson has presented around the nation at venues like Johns Hopkins University and General Electric, and his work has been featured on media networks such as Spike TV, Discovery Life, and NPR. His greatest role has been that with his work in combatting the opioid epidemic alongside the local and national law enforcement and policy makers, the United Way, and national health care experts. Dr. Kjelson continues to take on public health issues both in the State of Florida Capital and in Congress in Washington D.C

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